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Poster: Spaced Date: Oct 31, 2006 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tales from the Crypt XXXCMVIII -Cliff Notes

Jam songs don't seem to have as much in the way of lyrics--the exposition is done in the music.

There's also the matter of the trip itself changing. Early on there were big jams in a first set, later jams spread out and interspersed with songs (lots of them), and then settling into the formula.

I'm interested in why this happened: Mickey's influence, acid v. heroin, changing of the guard, even new instruments. Since I'm an 80s creature, I tried to make sure the peak of the hero's journey was before space. Has anyone written about this?